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ConfigMgr 1602 Hotfix

As I logged into my Configuration Manager Console this morning, I received a message that there is a new update available. This blog will walk through the steps to apply the new update. In this case it is a hotfix to 1602.

I opened up the Cloud Services under the Administration workspace and I say the update listed.

As a good rule of thumb I checked for pre-requisites.


By the time I got back with my morning coffee, I see that the pre-requisites passed.

Great! Now I chose to install Update Pack

This brought up the following install wizard. Click Next

Since I am in a lab environment, and I took a snapshot prior to this, I am going to upgrade without validating. In the real world, I strongly recommend to validate in a pre-production collection. Click Next.

Accept the license terms. Click Next.

Review the summary. Click Next.

The progress has completed successfully. Click Close.

The hotfix will begin to download. After a few minutes you should see that it is installing:

Note: In my case, it took about 10-15 minutes for this to appear

The install took a few minutes to complete. Verify its state to ensure the install completed.

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Automatically Upgrade the ConfigMgr Client

March 16, 2016 Leave a comment

With Configuration Manager moving to the “As a Service” model, we will be seeing newer client versions more frequently. Luckily there is a way to automate this process and ease the administration overhead of the Configuration Manager Administrator.

In the example I am running Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the 1602 update. I want to be sure that my clients that report into Configuration Manager are updated within 7 days. From the Administration node, click on Hierarchy Settings.

The Hierarchy Settings window will open. Click on the Client Upgrade tab. You will see the Production client version. In this case I am running 5.00.8355.1000 which is the 1602 update version. Select upgrade all clients in the hierarchy using production client. Then select the number of days you need to have your clients up to date.

Note: the clients will not update all at one and should be staggered so there is not increased activity.

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Deploying a Configuration Manager Linux Client

January 30, 2015 Leave a comment

In this post I will walk you through the steps of installing the Linux client, and ensuring the client is registered with Configuration Manager. Lastly I will walk through creating a custom device collection for the Linux systems.

In this example I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1. I have joined it to my domain.

Installing the Linux Client for Configuration Manager

You will need to download and extract the executables from Microsoft for the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Linux or Apple client.

Once you have downloaded and extracted the files copy over 2 files. You will need the install and the ccm-Universalx64.tar in order to install the client.

Once these files are copied over, open a terminal shell as a SU and run the following command:

./install -mp <computer> -sitecode <sitecode> <property #1> <property #2> <client installation package>

The install will take a few moments to run, and should complete successfully.


Creating a Linux Devices Collection


In this final step I am going to show you how to create a collection query for your Linux Systems. This is a simple query where the client Edition for Linux systems in this case = “13”.


The end result should show all your Linux Devices within the collection.

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